Can Vista Ultimate output to multiple audio devices?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Tim Sagstetter, Jun 30, 2007.

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    Charlie Tame Guest


    Mine comes up with AC97 audio, a mixer option, recording and playback
    controls etc. It is different to what comes up on other machines (With
    different onboard sound cards).

    (I don't mean the PC speaker, the system tray icon is what I meant).
     
    Charlie Tame, Jul 7, 2008
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    PD43 Guest

    I'm talking about the system tray icon as well. I have both: one is
    the standard Windows speaker icon, the other is for my Soundblaster
    card.
     
    PD43, Jul 7, 2008
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    Charlie Tame Guest


    Ah, well I can't say for sure about playback but I know a driver update
    changed mine a bit and also corrected a mic problem I had been
    experiencing with skype.

    As far as playback is concerned I "Think" it also corrected some speaker
    setting anomaly (6 min jacks on my MB) where one jack was left and right
    crossed over but I was not really paying attention because it was unused
    at that time. Now however it is definitely the right way around.
    Wouldn't swear to that though because it was a while ago and I wasn't
    planning on using it.
     
    Charlie Tame, Jul 7, 2008
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    Joe Schmoe Guest

    Our drivers? do all of us have the same hardware? same mobo's? same audio cards? are all of us using vista now, what versions are we using? have all of us who are using vista now used XP and DID IT WORK??

    Well I know 15 of my clients who used XP all diffrent manufactures, (diffrent versions of XP as well..Home,Pro) diffrent mobo's, diffrent sound cards, all Drivers\Updates up to date in XP, and decided to upgrade to vista and all of them including myself (like others here) cannot get MICROSOFT'S VISTA to play audio through 2 outputs at once!

    So.. how can we ask those who post here have you done your updates, or Tell them it's There (your) hardware, when so many have posted here with diffrent specs and all are having the same issue.... Not to mention it's all over google\search engines that people are having this issue and as far as i've researched no one has found a fix to it as of yet.

    what really amazes me is all the posts here of people who have multiple audio sources, and the way society\Technology is changing with networking, multiple rooms\floors\Zones with tv\audio\video, surround sound etc...

    Why they (MICROSOFT) push there all-in-one Almighty Media Center\Player (cough cough)and would take away a much needed option for media sharing(sound)\networking(Sound)\ the ultimate home\business experience.

    One last note... multi-room\channels\Zones\floors of audio have been around for eons. Almost all surrond sound processors\recievers (even consumer ones from BestNOTBuy have the ability to push audio simultaneously to diffrent zones at once. AND XP DID AS WELL!!!

    I'll be back in a few months to see if there's been any headway... good luck to all of you that are in the same boat as myself..
     
    Joe Schmoe, Aug 5, 2008
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    joeschmoe Guest

    Our drivers? do all of us have the same hardware? same mobo's? same audio cards? are all of us using vista now, what versions are we using? have all of us who are using vista now used XP and DID IT WORK??

    Well I know 15 of my clients who used XP all diffrent manufactures, (diffrent versions of XP as well..Home,Pro) diffrent mobo's, diffrent sound cards, all Drivers\Updates up to date in XP, and decided to upgrade to vista and all of them including myself (like others here) cannot get MICROSOFT'S VISTA to play audio through 2 outputs at once!

    So.. how can we ask those who post here have you done your updates, or Tell them it's There (your) hardware, when so many have posted here with diffrent specs and all are having the same issue.... Not to mention it's all over google\search engines that people are having this issue and as far as i've researched no one has found a fix to it as of yet.

    what really amazes me is all the posts here of people who have multiple audio sources, and the way society\Technology is changing with networking, multiple rooms\floors\Zones with tv\audio\video, surround sound etc...

    Why they (MICROSOFT) push there all-in-one Almighty Media Center\Player (cough cough)and would take away a much needed option for media sharing(sound)\networking(Sound)\ the ultimate home\business experience.

    One last note... multi-room\channels\Zones\floors of audio have been around for eons. Almost all surrond sound processors\recievers (even consumer ones from BestNOTBuy have the ability to push audio simultaneously to diffrent zones at once. AND XP DID AS WELL!!!

    I'll be back in a few months to see if there's been any headway... good luck to all of you that are in the same boat as myself..
     
    joeschmoe, Aug 5, 2008
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    joeschmoe Guest

    Our drivers? do all of us have the same hardware? same mobo's? same audio cards? are all of us using vista now, what versions are we using? have all of us who are using vista now used XP and DID IT WORK??

    Well I know 15 of my clients who used XP all diffrent manufactures, (diffrent versions of XP as well..Home,Pro) diffrent mobo's, diffrent sound cards, all Drivers\Updates up to date in XP, and decided to upgrade to vista and all of them including myself (like others here) cannot get MICROSOFT'S VISTA to play audio through 2 outputs at once!

    So.. how can we ask those who post here have you done your updates, or Tell them it's There (your) hardware, when so many have posted here with diffrent specs and all are having the same issue.... Not to mention it's all over google\search engines that people are having this issue and as far as i've researched no one has found a fix to it as of yet.

    what really amazes me is all the posts here of people who have multiple audio sources, and the way society\Technology is changing with networking, multiple rooms\floors\Zones with tv\audio\video, surround sound etc...

    Why they (MICROSOFT) push there all-in-one Almighty Media Center\Player (cough cough)and would take away a much needed option for media sharing(sound)\networking(Sound)\ the ultimate home\business experience.

    One last note... multi-room\channels\Zones\floors of audio have been around for eons. Almost all surrond sound processors\recievers (even consumer ones from BestNOTBuy have the ability to push audio simultaneously to diffrent zones at once. AND XP DID AS WELL!!!

    I'll be back in a few months to see if there's been any headway... good luck to all of you that are in the same boat as myself..
     
    joeschmoe, Aug 5, 2008
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    J A Guest

    J A, Nov 6, 2008
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    mpconex Guest

    I've got a problem like this on my Vista Ultimate
    I used to run XP and play guitar with 'Guitar Rig' while 'Guitar Pro
    plays bass, drums, etc, at same time

    On Vista, when i run Guitar Rig, i can hear my guitar, but when i ru
    Guitar Pro to play the base, i've got a message "Impossible to open th
    MIDI port (Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth) Please close other MID
    software or modify your MIDI setup.

    When i run Guitar Pro first, to play base, it works, then i run Guita
    Rig and i got audio in (vu levels moves), but i cant attach audio ou
    because "Realtek HD Audio Output" is not available anymore

    I've done a search on some forums and a lot of people with same proble
    is looking for fix

    Now i am back to XP and all sound stuff works together
     
    mpconex, Nov 7, 2008
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    Tweaked Guest

    My deal is I have a Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H and am using the onboar
    audio. I have a simple (read cheap) 2.1 computer speaker set up, but
    also have dual monitors setup using the HDMI port to my HD TV across th
    room. Now if I go into the "Play back devices" and change the HDMI t
    default prior to starting the application I want to watch on the TV.
    Then go back in and reset the default back to the el' cheapo speakers a
    the desk so I do not get the lame IM noises on the TV everything works

    I personally would love to see functionality that forces specific app
    to use specific audio devices

    Has anyone else had any luck
     
    Tweaked, Nov 28, 2008
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    Nick B Guest

    this may be of some help. I have a setup where I have my surround sound headphones plugged in via 1/8" jacks on the back and my theatre plugged in via spdif.

    Most applications that use sound have sound options and allow you to select which sound device.
    So what I do is leave my default in control panel to my headphones. Winamp and Media Player Classic to my speakers so no matter what my sound is set to my music and videos are playing on speakers.

    This also keeps my msn sounds and other alerts on my headphones when I'm watching a movie, which is a pro and con in different ways.

    and to add to the argument that this is a MS issue I had XP and by default XP would output to ALL outputs at the same time. When I was too lazy to turn off my stereo I had to disable my spdif jack to disable stereo output and stick with my headphones.

    I also would like to know about a (better) solution for this.
     
    Nick B, Dec 20, 2008
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    It might have been, except:

    1) you didn't quote any of what you were replying to

    2) you changed the subject line
     
    Billy Buddusky, Dec 20, 2008
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    Rhodri MM-D Guest

    Hi i have a fix for this (thank god) and you have to download Vitual Audio Cable (the pirate bay has a full version or you could google for the trial) and then follow these instructions.
    How to do it:
    1) Create one virtual audio cable. Is already created after install, it is called "Virtual Cable 1". You don't have to modify anything.
    2) Run "Audio Repeater (KS)" from Start menu.
    3) In the Wave In combo select "Virtual Cable 1".
    4) In the Wave Out combo select "Audio Speaker" (depends on computer).
    5) Click Start
    6) Run SECOND "Audio Repeater (KS) from Start menu.
    7) In the Wave In combo select "Virtual Cable 1".
    8) In the Wave Out combo select "Audio SPDIF Out" (depends on computer).
    9) Click Start
    10) Run Windows Media Player, go to menu Tools, Options, Devices, double click Speakers, select Virtual Audio Cable, click OK 2x.
    11) Play audio in the player
    12) Enjoy never before possible multiple output audio playback!
    13) And yes I fully agree that Microsoft developers are a bunch of morons!
     
    Rhodri MM-D, Oct 13, 2010
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